• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    A SET OF FOUR FRENCH ORMOLU AND BLUED-STEEL TWIN-LIGHT WALL-APPLIQUES

    AFTER THE MODEL BY PIERRE GOUTHIÈRE, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR FRENCH ORMOLU AND BLUED-STEEL TWIN-LIGHT WALL-APPLIQUES
    AFTER THE MODEL BY PIERRE GOUTHIÈRE, 20TH CENTURY
    Each with a tapering blued-steel support, surmounted by a pine-cone finial and hung with laurel, centred by a female mask, supporting the two scrolling spirally-fluted and foliate-cast branches, mounted by an eagle and terminating to one end with a circular turned nozzle and drip-pan and to the other with a ram's head
    11¾in. (29.8cm.) wide; 24¾in. (63cm.) high (4)


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    The design of these wall-lights is inspired by a group of ormolu wall- lights of the mid-1780s, attributed to Pierre Gouthière (See H. Ottomeyer & P. Pröschel Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich 1986, Vol. I, p.241).

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 30 May 1996, lot 161.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 189-195)